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Are you a motorist suffering with hay fever? Read this

tips from IAM RoadSmart about driving with hay fever

Summer is here and for many that means a runny nose and nasal congestion amongst other symptoms associated with hay fever. In fact, it’s estimated by the NHS that around 10 million people currently suffer from hay fever. If you’re a motorist and a sufferer – hay fever can affect you in several ways. Read Read More →

Brexit and the automotive industry

Brexit and the automotive industry

UK automotive companies are urging all politicians to do whatever it takes to avoid a ‘no deal’ Brexit as latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show British car production fell to its lowest level for five years in 2018. 1,519,440 new cars left UK factories, a decline of -9.1%, and Read More →

IAM RoadSmart speaks out about tackling drink-drive crashes

IAM RoadSmart speaks out about tackling drink-drive crashes

As a result of an upward trend in 2017 and no overall progress over the last seven years in reducing the number of casualties caused by drink-driving, the country’s largest independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, is calling for the government to introduce an emergency package of measures to tackle this issue. Measures being advocated Read More →

BMW releases £30k Mini ahead of its 60th birthday

Mini celebrates 60 years

Mini is celebrating turning 60 in August this year, ahead of this milestone, BMW has decided to release a limited-edition model aptly named the Mini 60 Years Edition. To reinforce the brand’s rich British heritage, this version of the car will only be sold in Britain and will cost you more than a third more Read More →

In 2017 more than half a million potholes were reported

More than half a million potholes were reported in 2017

Local authorities received more than half a million reports of potholes around Britain in 2017. This figure is a 44% increase when compared with figures from two years earlier, according to the RAC. Looking at a four-year period of 2014-2017, a total of 1,737,161 potholes were reported across Britain. This figure doesn’t include the local Read More →

Drivers should have compulsory eye tests say optometrists

eye tests for drivers

The Association for Optometrists (AOP) has called for a law change concerning drivers and regular eye tests. A shocking 44% of AOP members surveyed said they had seen a patient within the last month who has continued driving despite their vision being below the legal standard. Out of 2,000 members of the public surveyed, 47% Read More →

IAM RoadSmart says pothole fund in 2018 budget isn’t enough

IAM RoadSmart say pothole fund isn't enough

IAM RoadSmart has said that the £420 million investment of the back of the budget announced 29th October 2018 isn’t nearly enough to deal with the long-term pothole crisis. Although the road safety charity has welcomed this investment they say it is a mere drop in the ocean when it comes to tackling the long-term Read More →

The sound of Jaguar I-PACE protects vulnerable road users

The sound of the Jaguar I-PACE protects road users

With no engine sound, the electric Jaguar I-PACE required a new way to warn blind, visually impaired and other vulnerable road users it is approaching at low speed. Jaguar has designed a unique Audible Vehicle Alert System (AVAS) for its first EV that meets and exceeds all forthcoming global legislation. Jaguar’s engineers have developed a Read More →

Learner drivers can now take to the motorways

Learner drivers can now have driving lessons on motorways

From today, learner drivers can now take to the fastest roads in the UK – the motorways. This decision follows a consultation launched at the end of 2016. The UK’s leading road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart said they change could save countless lives. IAM RoadSmart Director of Policy and Research, Neil Greig, said He “strongly Read More →

THINK! Road Safety’s powerful drink driving campaign

THINK! road safety drink driving campaign

The Department of Transport’s dedicated road safety website, THINK!, has created a variety of thought-provoking adverts to help tackle road-safety related issues. Some of these issues include seatbelts, mobile phone use while driving, and perhaps most memorable are their drink driving campaigns. THINK! states that in 2015 in Great Britain, 170 young people (aged 17-24) Read More →



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